Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland (1897)

Author: T. O'Neill Russell

Book ID: 63634

Price: 150.00

Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland. Being a Tourist Guide to its Most Beautiful Scenery & an Archaeologist’s Manual for it’s Most Interesting Ruins. London: Trench, 1897. First Edition. Pp xviii, 399, uncut. Blue boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, Tara Brooch in gilt to centre of upper cover. A very good copy.

Thirty chapters giving detailed descriptions of the most well-known sites of antiquity and the principal cities of Ireland. Illustrated with photographs in the text.

Thomas O’Neill Russell was an Irish novelist and a key figure in the Irish language revival movement, both in the U.S. and Ireland, during the nineteenth century. He is referenced in Joyce’s Ulysses:

“O’Neill Russell? O, yes, he must speak the grand old tongue”

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